Innovation holds the key for CRS

A Northern Ireland-based designer and manufacturer of bespoke recycling solutions has revealed that the Scottish market is becoming increasingly important to its global expansion plans.

CRS claims to stand out through regularly bringing new and innovative products to the marketplace. The firm was established seven years ago and has grown dramatically since then. Today, the company has over 30 employees and carries out work all over the UK as well as in Europe, America and Australia.

The business designs, manufactures and installs premium recycling and waste processing equipment.

Glasgow-based Matpro are distributors for the firm’s products north of the border and recent Scottish projects include the delivery of a complete waste system, including trommel fines clean up, to Malcolm Group and a complete recycling waste plant to Ayrshire Waste Management.

CRS managing director Sean Conlon, who had experience of working in the crushing and quarrying sectors, founded the business after spotting an opportunity in the waste market for innovative products. He decided to take the plunge and, along with his team, designed and launched the firm’s first machine – a patented mobile flip flow screen for trommel fines recovery. A number of new products have since followed including a double drum air separation unit and a mobile picking station.

The double drum air separation unit was unveiled last year, described as the only system of its kind on the market. The machine uses two high-powered fans directed through two separate adjustable air nozzles and works in conjunction with the double drums to produce what the firm claims is an even cleaner material and a more effective separation.

CRS have also recently launched the only four bay picking station on the market which can be fed by any screener or trommel with its heavy duty feed hopper offering high throughput with eight separate picks. The firm added that the picking station can be easily manoeuvred onsite and has a quick set-up time to ensure minimum downtime.

CRS is currently working on another new product launch for later this year, believing that in order to stay one step ahead of competitors they need to be continuously improving and making modifications to existing products.

They said around 80% of the business is repeat business, with one customer last year purchasing their seventh complete CRS waste processing system.

One of Sean’s biggest motivations was to provide a quality after sales service, having experienced situations in other companies where there wasn’t such a strong focus in this area.

CRS told Project Plant that one of the company’s biggest advantages is that customers can deal directly with Sean, who is very hands-on and happy to spend quality time with clients. Several of his family members also work in the business.

Future goals are to continue expanding worldwide and producing ground-breaking products.

Sean said, “We are extremely proud of the innovative products we have brought to the market over the last seven years and how we have developed and expanded our customer base and dealer network worldwide.

“We are very excited about the future with solid progression plans for the development of the company and our product range ensuring CRS are always one step ahead.”